Yes, it will, although there are some Scriptures that “seemingly” say the earth will be burned up and destroyed. But all of those are not talking about the “actual” destruction of the earth. Instead, they are symbolic of destroying the old, unfair earthly governments and sinful societies to make way for God’s righteous new government in the future.
One unmistakably clear scripture that the earth will always be here is in Ecclesiastes: (1:4, NIV) “Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever.”
Psalms (104:5, RVIC) reassures us the earth will always be here when it talks about God, “Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved for ever.”
Isaiah gives us many Scriptures describing beautiful promises about God’s future, earthly kingdom: (35:1, RVIC) “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” Right now, most wildernesses and deserts are still difficult places to live, so we know this is a future prophecy. Not only that, but earth has to exist in order for that blossoming to happen!
In another future prophecy, Isaiah says: (11:6, Good News Translation) “Wolves and sheep will live together in peace, and leopards will lie down with young goats. Calves and lion cubs will feed together, and little children will take care of them.” Where will those animals and children be? Earth!
About this future, earthly kingdom, Isaiah goes on to say: (11:9, RVIC) “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.” Imagine the entire earth filled with people who know God and worship Him!
Isaiah adds a very good reason for God’s clearly-stated plan for the earth: (Isaiah 45:18, NASB) “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create…a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), I am the LORD, and there is none else.” This Scripture is saying that God’s purpose in making the earth is for humans to live on it!
So, will the earth always be here? Yes! God designed our earth for us to not only enjoy it now, but for humankind to enjoy it forever in His future kingdom!
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